Monday, April 20, 2015

parley view parsnip just a few photos

Just a few photo from the last two weeks.
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When you notice the Century plant stalk stops before it reaches the
orbit of the space station. 
Phase 2 is starting: The plant takes a moment to rest before 
sending out branches that soon will be covered with blooms.
 
Side note: the space station has been visible zooming 
across the Tucson sky.  Outstanding wonderful !

Everyday the branches grow
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 at incredable speed.
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Last week the clouds appeared to taunt us with the hope of rain.
But it is to early for the monsoons.
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A small amount of rain did fall on the mountains.
We also are starting fire season and alread have had one fire up on Mt. Lemmon.
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Evening sunset
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Swirling with a hint of rain.
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This one came out somewhat blurry.
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I was shooting through my studio window
as the colors were changing by the second.
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Of course another photo of The Square Ones as they strike another pose 
or because thehamish probably saw another lizard.

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 A card I drew of the blossoms on the Century Plant.
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 The Prickly Pears are blooming
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 just as beautiful as a rose.

Prickly Pear pad full of buds and blooms.

blooming. . .  parsnip
music. . . Believe,  Mumford and Sons

25 comments:

  1. I just can't wait to see that plant in bloom - sad that it will die then though.

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    1. I know it is the plants last hurrah.
      The thing is no matter how many photos I take you really can not get the pure magic of this plant.

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  2. That century plant is amazing; I still can't get over how tall it is. Lucky thing it's not inside.

    The doggles look so comfy on the chairs, relaxing outside.

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    1. It is so tall. Just wait till it blooms !

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  3. Love all these wonderful pictures. I feel like I should move to Arizona. How beautiful. Actually I have never found a place I have lived in that is not beautiful, but you have a knack of making Arizona look like home. Plus your sweet doggies look so welcoming.

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    1. I too have love most places I have lived.
      The one it didn't want to stay in was Kansas City.

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  4. Hopefully you get more rain. That plant's quite a sight to see.

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    1. Good to hear from you. Has all teh snow finally melted ?

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    2. The last patch of snow melted away a few days ago. Looks like we may actually have spring in our future! X

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    3. I just turned on my pool heater on Monday.
      Except for some clouds and a drop in temp on Thursday, we on well on our way to summer.
      We are in the very high 80's and next week days in the low 90's
      Pool Open !

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  6. Parsnip what a beautiful pictures. Love the ones with the clouded sky. The card you made with the blossoms is amazing. The Prickly Pear in bloom with such delicate flowers I like a lot. That Century plant is just amazing.
    Have a good week,
    Roos

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    1. I am very lucky to live somewhere when I walk out my back door an see such beauty.
      Just wait till you see the blooms on the Century Plant.

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    1. I still think it is a tower to send messages to outer space.

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  8. Oodles of beautiful pictures! I especially love your century plant card. :)
    I enjoyed watching the space station go by on the evening of April 4th, my first time seeing it.

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